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Population in 2010: 1,539. Population change since 2000: -0.5%
 

Males: 790  (51.3%)
Females: 749  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 12157.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $59,548 (it was $42,898 in 2000)
Wright:

$59,548
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,531

Wright town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,629 (it was $94,600 in 2000)
Wright:

$160,629
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $181,168; Detached houses: $196,159; Townhouses or other attached units: $179,406; In 2-unit structures: $182,564; Mobile homes: $91,054

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Wright races chart
  • White alone - 1,496 (97.2%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.4%)

Races in Wright detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wright: 175.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (15.4%), English (13.0%), United States (11.0%), Italian (9.4%), Dutch (6.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 158 feet

Land area: 28.6 square miles.

Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wright:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wright town:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.9%

21 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Wright town:  1.7% ($1,634)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Wright satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (16.7 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (134.1 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (137.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Schoharie, NY (2.3 miles ), Delanson, NY (2.3 miles ), Knox, NY (2.3 miles ), Berne, NY (2.6 miles ), Esperance, NY (2.6 miles ), Duane Lake, NY (2.7 miles ), Central Bridge, NY (2.7 miles ), Duanesburg, NY (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $45,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 74.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Wright household income distribution Wright home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (3%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (18%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Average climate in Wright, New York

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Tornado activity:

Wright-area historical tornado activity is above New York state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.7 miles away from the Wright town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/24/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the town center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wright-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above New York state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 88.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from Wright center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 6.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Wright center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schoharie County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wright topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Wright:

  • EDEN PARK HEALTH CARE CENTRE INC COBLESKILL (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; COBLESKILL, NY)
  • COBLESKILL REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; COBLESKILL, NY)

Amtrak stations near Wright:

  • 17 miles: SCHENECTADY (332 ERIE BLVD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: AMSTERDAM (RAILROAD & W. MAIN STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wright:

  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 15 miles; Cobleskill, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,558)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 17 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Union College (about 18 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • SUNY at Albany (about 20 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 14,693)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 22 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 3,697)
  • Siena College (about 24 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 27 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 7,928)

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Cemeteries: Barton Hill Cemetery (1), Gallupville Rural Cemetery (2), Zimmer Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Echo Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ox Kill (A), Louse Kill (B), King Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Schoharie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.331. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.03. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.03
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.58
U.S.:

9.59
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.7
U.S.:

22.1


Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.9%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.0%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wright, NY

Wright compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (63%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wright town (based on Schoharie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.82%
Here38.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents31.5%24.7%20.9%5.8%3.9%
Congregations5.6%40.7%11.1%9.3%3.7%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.8%2.5%2.4%1.5%3.9%
Congregations1.9%1.9%7.4%1.9%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Schoharie County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Schoharie County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Schoharie County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Schoharie County:

24.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%

5.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,539 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Albany County, NY  0.63% ($37,104 average AGI)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.51% ($39,685)
from Delaware County, NY  0.41% ($34,432)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,142 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Schenectady County, NY  0.83% ($29,787 average AGI)
to Albany County, NY  0.76% ($26,827)
to Montgomery County, NY  0.49% ($36,811)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wright:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDDY (1460 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY)
  • WTMM (1300 AM; 5 kW; RENSSELAER, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WXBH (1190 AM; 1 kW; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: NY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wright:

  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WTRY-FM (98.3 FM; ROTTERDAM, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WBKK (97.7 FM; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: GEM ASSOCIATES, L. P.)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wright:

  • WNYT (Channel 13; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • WEWB-TV (Channel 45; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WEWB, L.L.C.)
  • WMHT (Channel 17; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRGB (Channel 6; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF NEW YORK, INC)
  • WTEN (Channel 10; ALBANY, NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WXXA-TV (Channel 23; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • W52DF (Channel 52; ALBANY, NY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVBG-LP (Channel 25; GREENWICH, NY; Owner: WIRELESS ACCESS, LLC)
  • W58CX (Channel 58; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W07AN (Channel 7; SCHOHARIE, ETC., NY; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W04AJ (Channel 4; SCHOHARIE, ETC., NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $13,632,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,180
Total average daily truck traffic: 142
Total future (year 2016) average daily traffic: 2,822


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Kory Fretto, 247 Zimmer Road (Lat: 42.652861 Lon: -74.195528), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 4256435000, Fcc@wacorp.Net, 111 108TH AVE NE, SUITE 160
  • Todd J Bowman, 247 Zimmer Road (Lat: 42.652861 Lon: -74.195528), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 9417575010, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, 1001 THIRD AVENUE WEST, SUITE 420
  • Todd J Bowman, 247 Zimmer Road (Lat: 42.652861 Lon: -74.195528), Type: 47.2, Overall height: 45.7 m
    Registrant: 9417575010, Tbowman@tarpontowers.Com, 1001 THIRD AVENUE WEST, SUITE 420


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